Lhasa City Tour

  • 4 Days

Trip At Glance

Group Size: 02 - 14 pax
Max-Altitude: 3490 m
Fitness Level: Easy
Destination: Tibet
Transport: Private Car/Bus
Arrival On: Kathmandu, Nepal

Overview And Highlights

Lhasa, the holy land of Dalai Lama, is an ancient city full of cultural and architectural wonder. 4 days Lhasa city tour takes you to visit the historical landmarks which have significant values for local and whole Tibetan people.

Every year thousands of travelers visit this city to admire the charming beauty and mysterious religion and culture. It is very hard to travel Tibet because of strict governmental visa policy, remoteness and inaccessibility. Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition, an experienced Tibet tour operator, organizes the best Tibet Lhasa trip with hassle free Tibet entry application process and other requirements.

We have an English Speaking Tibetan Guide who knows about the Tibet well and he will lead you to discover every corner of Tibet. Don’t forget ask for a trip to a monastery to have look of the boisterous monk debate. Also follow the devout pilgrims to experience authentic Buddhism of Lhasa and take a sip of Tibetan tea in a local teahouse or walk around the quaint pencil-thin street.

Here are the list of top sites to explore during Lhasa city tour

Potala Palace

The incredible Potala Palace is an incredible example of ancient architecture of Lhasa. A magnificent structure with gold roof towering more than 300m from valley floor used to be the holy seat of Dala Lamas. Due to its gigantic structure, it is visible from miles away and from all the direction.

Built in 1645 – 1693, Potala palace has 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues. There are 432 step to the top of palace. Traveler can see abundant lavishly designed chapels and shrines, halls and corridors with thousands of gilded statues of Tibet’s pantheon of Buddhas, Boddhisattvas, saints and demons.

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple is the spiritual hub of Buddhism and one of the holiest destination of all Tibetan Buddhist. Located in mid of Lhasa city, Jokhang temple is the center of Gelugpa (yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The temple was built in 647 AD; it houses ancient and several worth-exploring shrines.

Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street is an ancient city that offers the perfect combination of bustling market, pilgrimage kora and cultural experience. The street follows the clockwise route of Jokhang and remains busy at the time of evening and dusk. Enjoy kora with the pilgrims to receive some spiritual vibes!

Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery tour is one of the most important part of Tibet Lhasa city trip. The monastery is one three major Gelukpa monasteries, along with Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery. It was built in 1416 and a major learning center for more than 10,000 monks.

Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery is one of three major temple along with Drepung Monastery and Ganden Monastery. Located to the northern suburb of Lhasa, this monastery is the collection of relics, arts, scriptures and history. The monk debate helps to learn the Buddhism.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa

Day 02: Lhasa City Tour – Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street (B, D)

Day 03: Lhasa City Tour – Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B)

Day 04: Final Departure

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Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Our airport representative will receive you and transfer you to the hotel in Lhasa. Please look for our Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition display card. On the way, you can get the incredible view of Yarlong Tsangpo River (the longest river in Tibet and the highest elevated river with an average height of 4,000m). Enjoy free day in Tibet.

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Today we explore Potala Palace, the winter place of Dalai Lama. It is located on the red hill, a good view point in Lhasa. Potala Palace is full of shrines and monuments where you can see pack of devotees offering their religious worshippers. The palace was put into use in 7th century by the 33rd king of the Tibet.

We also visit the renowned Jokhang Temple that offers the first glimpse of Tibetan. Here we discover Sakyamuni which is considered as the Tibetan Buddhism’s rarity. You can also witness many devout pilgrims prostrating in front of the temple.

Next, we stroll around the quaint street of Barkhor to explore ancient art and architecture.

If time allows, we can visit the Tibetan Handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. You can explore the traditional Tibetan culture show that costs around USD 60. (not included on package)

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Hotel

After breakfast, we visit the Drepung Monastery – one of great three Gelug Monasteries in Tibet founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge.

We also explore the largest monastery kitchen and visit nearby Buddhist Sculpture Carving.

We embark for Sera Monastery, another great three Gelung Monasteries in Tibet. Here we explore the Monks debate held at around 3 – 5 PM in the noon. Moreover, we take a short visit to the Tibetan religious scripture inside the monasteries where we explore the Mandalas and rock paintings of Lord Buddha.

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel

Your adventurous Tibet Lhasa Trip comes to and end today. The representatives from Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition will drop yu to airport/ train station for your final departure.

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What Is Included ?

  • Private transportation via jeep/van or coaster bus as per the group size
  • Travel permits
  • An experienced English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Monastery sightseeing and entrance fee as per itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • All the applicable taxes and service charge

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Insurance of any king
  • Personal nature expenses – Drinks, Tips, Shopping and other
  • Unforeseen cost – natural calamities and other circumstances

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